VOTE ON SEPTEMBER 1
Representative John Rogers is "Dad" to Abby, Kate, and Lindsay, and the husband of Brenda Rogers. A lifelong Norwood native, John is a fixture on the sidelines of his daughters' games, has coached numerous sports since his teenage years and is a member of St. Catherine of Siena Parish.
As our State Representative, John Rogers is a leader. As the Democratic House Majority Leader, John passed progressive legislation to champion LGBTQ civil rights, expand housing. He created the Massachusetts School Building Authority which saved Norwood Taxpayers $40 Million off the cost of the New Norwood High School and will facilitate more than $55 Million in savings for Walpole and Norwood’s new Middle School Projects.
John received a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School in 1992 and was admitted to the practice of law that same year. He graduated cum laude from Brandeis University in 1987 and also attended University College School of Law in Galway, Ireland. In 1983, John graduated at the top of his class at Catholic Memorial High School. He has been recognized as one of Boston’s Super Lawyers and was awarded the Outstanding Community Leadership Award by the Norfolk County Bar Association.
John was Chair of the Special Ad Hoc Committee on Adoption Law Reform and the Special Ad Hoc Committee on Child Abuse & Neglect which created major reforms in the Child Welfare system. For his work to protect vulnerable children, strengthen public education, and ease burdens on working families he has been recognized in his tenure as “Legislator of the Year,” by the following organizations:
• Massachusetts Office of Victim Assistance,
• “Legislator of the Year,” Massachusetts Bar Association,
• Massachusetts Council of Human Service Providers,
• Massachusetts Association of School Committees,
• Massachusetts Jewish Community Relations Committee,
• Massachusetts Families for Kids,
• Massachusetts Court Reports Association.
• Center for Adoption Research